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Gavin Newsom for governor
Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman serving as the 40th governor of California since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. Newsom attended Redwood High School and graduated from Santa Clara University. After graduation, he founded the PlumpJack wine store with family friend Gordon Getty as an investor. The PlumpJack Group grew to manage 23 businesses, including wineries, restaurants, and hotels.
Newsom began his political career in 1996, when San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown appointed him to serve on the city’s Parking and Traffic Commission. Brown appointed Newsom to fill a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors the next year, and Newsom was elected to the board in 1998, 2000, and 2002.In 2003, at age 36, Newsom was elected the 42nd mayor of San Francisco, becoming the city’s youngest mayor in a century. He was reelected in 2007 with 72% of the vote.Newsom was elected lieutenant governor of California in 2010 and reelected in 2014. He was elected governor in the 2018 election. Newsom faced criticism for his personal behavior and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was followed by an attempt to recall him from office.
Governor Newsom is married to Jennifer Siebel Newsom. They have four children: Montana, Hunter, Brooklynn, and Dutch.
Governor Gavin Newsom is boldly leading California through an unprecedented series of crises and building a better future for all our kids.
He first gained national recognition as a chief early advocate for marriage equality, gun control, and marijuana decriminalization. Gavin is a champion for California values–from civil rights to immigration to environmental protection, education and expanding opportunity, and justice for all Californians.